Tag Archives: Foxconn

Apple asks supplies for 90 million new iPhones this year

When Apple planned to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, their first foray into larger phones, Apple asked its suppliers to order 70 million to 80 million devices. With the demand for the new products last year, that was a smart move. Now, just a couple of months before the expected announcement of the iPhone 6s, Apple is asking its suppliers for a…

Taptic Engine troubles caused slow Apple Watch production

According to the Wall Street Journal, a manufacturing issue with one of Apple’s latest technologies has slowed production of the company’s latest product. The Taptic Engine, which is the producer of haptic feedback for Apple Watch, was initially produced by two different manufacturers. After running some tests, Apple found that the Taptic Engines from…

Supposed Foxconn sketch provides first glimpse of rumored iPad Pro

An iPad Pro render has emerged, shown above, apparently via a source within Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, according to Nowhereelse.fr. The internal sketch is said to represent the upcoming ~12-inch iPad and gives us what could be our first glimpse of the larger tablet and some of its physical design aspects. According to the report, the source…

Robots might not build your next iPhone after all

You might recall a story we ran a while back discussing the prospect of robots putting together your next iPhone. Well, it seems that day might be a little further away than previously anticipated as robots deployed by Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn prove less successful than expected. According to Chinese economic website Jienam (via G for…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 8.2, WatchKit, Ollie Giveaway, and more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Foxconn building $2.6 billion display plant exclusively for Apple

Apple supplier Foxconn is set to spend $2.6 billion on a new plant that will produce displays exclusively for the Cupertino company, reports Bloomberg. Foxconn Technology Group will invest the amount, equivalent to NT$80 billion, on the new facility over the next two years after an “urgent” request from its client. Equipment installation will commence…

Foxconn iPhone 6 renderings detail dimensions, weight, and more

New renderings allegedly from iPhone manufacture Foxconn claim to detail the iPhone 6 4.7″ and 5.5″ models dimensions and weight. The renderings, found by French site iGen, also seem to confirm the raised camera that we’ve seen in previous reports. The photos detail the two device models as N61 for the 4.7″ model and N56 for the 5.5″. For the N61,…

Robots to build your next iPhone

Foxconn is preparing to enhance its assembly process with a new line of robots, according to the iPhone manufacturer’s president and CEO Terry Gou. Dubbed “Foxbots”, the new robots are in the final stages of testing and could be deployed in at least one major Foxconn factory in the near future, with lines dedicated to the production of Apple devices getting…